4 TYPES OF EYELINERS EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

Eyeliner is a quick and easy way to transform your overall look and every woman should at least have one type of eyeliner in her make up purse. There are four basic types of eyeliner popular on the market now: pencil eyeliner, gel eyeliner, liquid liner, and kohl.

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PENCIL EYELINER

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This is the most commonly used eyeliner as it is very easy to manage and control. It is often a basic makeup staple, and one especially good for beginners as it’s easy to apply while you develop a steady hand.

Recommended Pencil Eyeliners: Artdeco Couture Khol Liner, Sephora Slim Pencil Eyeliner

GEL/CREAM EYELINER

gel eyeliner

This is a huge favorite especially among women that love wearing eye makeup because it gives the precision of liquid eyeliner without the extra difficulty. Gel eyeliner usually comes in a pot that you dip an angled brush to get the product out.

Recommended Gel Eyeliners: ELF Studio Cream eyeliner, Maybelline Eye Studio Drama Gel Eyeliner, Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner

LIQUID EYELINER

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Liquid liner is great for women that want a more defined yet dramatic and precise look. This eyeliner is quite difficult to work with and so many women have given up on it and left it for the professionals.  When perfected however, it comes out beautifully. Tip: For a more precise line, apply liquid eyeliner in short brush strokes close to the lash line and then connect.

Recommended Liquid Eyeliner: Shishedo Pen Liquid Eyeliner, Kiko Definition Eyeliner

KHOL

khol

This type of eyeliner was traditionally used in the Middle East, Egypt, India. While kohl liner resembles pencil eyeliner, it goes on a lot more thickly and is a bit softer in texture. We recommend using a Khol Eyeliner when rocking the smudged smokey eye or goth look.
Recommended Khol Eyeliners: Avon Glimmerstick Eyeliner, Jordana Easyliner

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5 STEPS TO LOOK FLAWLESS IN 5 MINUTES

Want to know the secret to looking glamorous on a busy working day? Here are 5 easy steps:

1. DEFINE YOUR BROWS: Get caught up in the eyebrow obsession because it is totally worth it. Natural looking and well-groomed eyebrows never fail to give a polished and youthful look.

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2. DON’T SKIP THE POWDER: This is the working girl’s best friend. From a board room meeting to an unplanned night out, this make up item is an absolute must-have. For a more natural look, invest in translucent powders.

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3. BRONZE UP: We call this the multi-tasker as bronzers can double as eyeshadow and highlighter therefore cutting the time spent on application into half.

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4. WEAR EYELINER: Eyeliner gives the eyes an instant lift. Play around with the different eyeliners to find your perfect style. Related Article: 4 Types of Eyeliners Every Girl Should Know About

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5. LIPSTICK IS YOUR BEST FRIEND: The value of lipstick cannot be over-estimated. The right shade of lipstick instantly brightens your smile and makes your face seem more glamorous. Related Article:  5 Top Lipstick Picks Under N2,000 ($10)

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FIRST LOOK AT THE NUIT INFINIE DE CHANEL CHRISTMAS 2013 MAKE-UP COLLECTION

There is no doubt that Chanel is a fore-runner in the luxury make-up market. Their high-end Nuit Infinie Chanel Christmas make-up collection lives up to its standard once again. This collection consisting of high intensity colors such as reds while giving the comfort of more earthy tones such as nudes and browns with an added touch of metallics in the mix, it is perfect for the sophisticated  woman who spares no cost in looking good.

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WHAT PRODUCTS ARE IN THIS COLLECTION?

EYESHADOW

OMBRES MATELASSÉE DE CHANEL CHARMING EYESHADOW SET

A palette of five eyeshadows that reinterprets the iconic CHANEL quilting. A powder texture with a soft and silky feel. Beige, bronze and violet-plum shades for endless combinations.

POWDER

POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE NATURAL FINISH LOOSE POWDER

A sheer, natural finish for the complexion.
It unifies the complexion, with a natural sheer matt finish, and disguises imperfections without emphasising lines. The unique dispenser puts exactly the right amount of powder onto the cotton velvet puff, for a perfect natural finish.

A sheer matt finish, obtained by the use of an ultra-fine talc and silica microspheres.

A flawless natural complexion, through the inclusion of photo-reflective pigments, which disguise fine lines and skin blemishes.
A remarkable affinity with the skin and an even finish.

Available in 6 shades.

NAILS

LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR

Designed to be a real nail care product, it respects the fragile nature of your nails. The original formula ensures rapid drying and lasting hold. LE VERNIS has an original formula, exclusive to CHANEL, composed of special resins.  Toluene-free formula. Dermatologically tested.

Available in 58 shades.

LIPS NUDE

ROGUE ALLURE LUMINOUS INTENSE LIP COLOUR

This lipstick offers a radiant and satiny makeup result with optimal hold, in an ultra-smooth, meltaway texture.

Available in 22 shades.

LIPS RED

ROGUE ALLURE VELVET LUMINOUS MATTE LIP COLOUR

Velvety soft and more comfortable than any matte lipstick before, it adorns lips with deep colours and an intensely luminous matte finish.
As moisturising as a satiny lipstick, it feels as weightless as a second skin.

Available in 8 shades.

BLUSH

JOUES CONTRASTE POWDER BLUSH

Offers effects from very natural to very sophisticated. Used as a simple touch of colour, it gives your complexion a healthy glow. As a professional tool, it shapes and models your face (cheekbones, browbones, forehead, chin, along the nose).

Available in 14 shades.

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ILLUSION D’OMBRE LONG WEAR LUMINOUS EYESHADOW

Enlivened with gold, bronze and platinum reflections, the iridescent and luminous shades of this luminous eyeshadow can be used to create an extreme, stylised look or simply to caress the eyes with a veil of mother-of-pearl.

Available in 11 shades.

LIQUID EYELINER

LIGNE GRAPHIQUE DE CHANEL LIQUID EYELINER INTENSITY DEFINITION

 This eyeliner accentuates the beauty of your eyes in one stroke.
The long-lasting formula traces an intense, water-resistant line with glossy shine that dries rapidly.
Available in 3 shades.

MAS

CILS SCINTILLANTS SPARKLING MASCARA TOP COAT

A platinum bronze mascara. Iridescent shimmers catch the light for scintillating and sophisticated eyes.

Don’t you just love everything about this collection, from the translucent powder to the lipsticks and eyeshadows. Omg… and the packaging is to die for…..wouldn’t you agree?

Till next time,

stay organically beautiful.

Vivianne.

BEN NYE BANANA POWDER, BEAUTY BLENDER AND E.L.F CREAM EYELINER PRODUCT REVIEWS COMING UP!!!

Hey guys,

I have decided to start writing a ton of beauty reviews. Yep, I am officially your guinea-pig!!! ( I do it for love, lol). I know quite a number of you are curious to see the end results of purchasing some products and would love some advice before going ahead to ‘waste’ or ‘invest’ money in beauty products (c’mon, we all know they ain’t cheap!) . So there you go guys, expect a lot of reviews from me and I promise I will be as honest as I can be (except I am paid to do one , lol…just kidding…or not).

Moving on…, Look what got delivered today!!!!

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My very own Ben Nye Banana Powder which I heard by the way is amazing on medium skin (olive-bronze), Beauty Blender Sponge the supposed ‘Holy Grail’ of make up sponges and The Elf Cream Eyeliner which gives the polished look of liquid eyeliner without the hassle. Let’s see if all the hype surrounding these products is actually true, right?

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Let’s explore this together, shall we?

 

Till next time,

Stay organically beautiful,

Vivianne.

 

MY 5 ABSOLUTE SPRING 2013 BEAUTY MUST-HAVES

Hey beauties,

Yes! Today I will be counting down and predicting the 5 latest trends from spring-summer of 2013. Yeah yeah, I know I live in the tropical climates where it’s summer all year-long, but where is the fun in that?! These are just some spring trends I am totally obsessed with this period and you do not have to agree with me on everything (please do) lol.

Here We Go:

1. STRIPES-ON-STRIPES: I am really not a huge fan of colour and it gets kind of monotonous sometimes but with this trend, you can switch up your look without feeling like a fool with basic black and white stripes or even wear colour that is not over-kill with these kind of patterns because they just pretty much balance you out.

STRIPE PATTERNS

STRIPE PATTERNS

LOVE YOUR COLOURS WITH STRIPES

LOVE YOUR COLOURS WITH STRIPES

2. MIDI SKIRTS: These are fabulous as they take you back to the vintage era while keeping it modern and fresh. Midi Skirts are quite tricky to pull off by the designers because these skirts have to be accurately cut at exact lenghts, but if executed properly; absolute perfection.

FOR THE LOVE OF MIDI

FOR THE LOVE OF MIDI

3. PRINTS: These amazing patterns are rocked by African women all year round and the reason is not far-fetched, they are simply aaaaamaaaazing!!! Switch up your style with prints and show a fresh new side to your fabulousness. Still not sure about rocking the print look from head to toe? Try print accessories like chic print bangles, shoes or bags.

PRINT DRESSES

PRINT DRESSES

ANKARA PRINT BANGLES

ANKARA PRINT BANGLES

ANKARA SHOE

ANKARA SHOE

3. LIQUID EYELINER: My spring make-up absolute must-have. This versatile make-up is just amazing this season. It comes in various types, so pick that which you are really able to work with for the look you wish. For a more fresh-faced look, refrain from lining below your eyes and just stick to lining your upper-lash line. You will thank me. ( I use Kiko Eyeliner, if you care. lol)

EYELINER

EYELINER

5. BOLD LIPS: A bold lip says a thousand words. You can go from drab, all alone at home to fab, ready for a night out with just a swipe of your favourite bold lipstick or lip gloss (I prefer lipstick, don’t ask why *wink*). not saying you shold hop on the ‘blue’ lipstick bandwagon, that’s just a little too out there if you know what I mean.

BOLD LIP SHADES

BOLD LIP SHADES

GORGEOUS BLACK WOMEN ROCKING THE BOLD LIP

GORGEOUS BLACK WOMEN ROCKING THE BOLD LIP

NAIL ART: This is possibly the best invention since nail polish. Absolutely stunning creations. Every girly girl needs to try this out. Express yourself!

STUNNING NAIL ART

STUNNING NAIL ART

….. And it’s a wrap. I hope you enjoyed reading my absolute spring beauty crushes, would certainly love to hear yours.

Stay Organically Beautiful,

Vivianne.

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